- the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
- Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.
Origin of contentment
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Examples from the Web for contentment
I envy my refusenik friends their steadfast commitments to stay in, and contentment in doing so.The Refuseniks Hiding From ‘Happy New Year’
December 31, 2014
Whatever peace and contentment Adams has found seldom finds its way into his music.‘Ryan Adams’ Is No Domestic Bliss Album
September 12, 2014
Sudden peace, buoyancy, contentment, or alternatively sorrow or physical pain.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
And not that after-sex glow, but the radiance of contentment.Sasha Grey on Her Novel ‘The Juliette Society,’ James Deen, and More
August 27, 2013
Happiness is the wrong word—it sets an outsized goal for itself the way gladness, contentment, and satisfaction simply do not.The Promise of Happiness After the Newtown Shooting
January 27, 2013
Not contentment, but a lamentation and an ancient tale of wrong!'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
When my uncle left me, it was in more than contentment with my lot.Wilfrid Cumbermede
His contentment, however, was by no means his whole atmosphere.The Law-Breakers
Ambition and Contentment are the night and day of my life-journey.The Book of Khalid
Through this mist of contentment came Fraser's voice, "That is all!"The Floating Island of Madness
Word Origin and History for contentment
mid-15c., from Old French contentment, from contenter (see content (v.)).